Chelsea and Roma hold talks over Romelu Lukaku transfer

Chelsea ‘tell Roma the loan fee they need to pay for Romelu Lukaku and the striker is told to drop his £325k-per-week wages’… but the ‘NERVOUS’ Belgian reveals he is flying to Rome tomorrow to seal the deal

  • Chelsea want a loan fee of between £8m and £10m to let Lukaku leave the club
  • Lukaku is on the verge of reuniting with former manager Jose Mourinho in Rome
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Chelsea have told Roma officials the loan fee they expect if Romelu Lukaku is to join the Italian side but have informed the striker he must lower his wages to leave, according to reports.

The Blues have been attempting to move the Belgian on from the club throughout the summer but have faced stumbling blocks on many potential transfers. 

Lukaku is not in new Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino’s plans and the Belgian has been in talks with several clubs.

According to The Telegraph, Chelsea have demanded a loan fee of between £8million and £10m, and do not want to pay a percentage of his £325,000-per-week wages.

Mail Sport reported on Friday that the two clubs were still in discussions over a potential deal. 

Since his explosive interview in December Romelu Lukaku has been unwelcome at Chelsea

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Lukaku has returned to homeland Belgium but while at a youth tournament in Boom, where he was watching son Romeo play for Anderlecht, he revealed some nerves about the deal ahead of flying to Rome tomorrow.

Lukaku said: ‘I am nervous, tomorrow I will fly to Rome to sign.’  

The Blues have been left with limited options as Lukaku has refused to join Juventus, Inter Milan or clubs in Saudi Arabia.

Chelsea had been insisting on a sale for the Belgian but are willing to accept another loan with a substantial fee as Roma are unlikely to be able to afford a buy option or his wages.

Lukaku has been successful in Serie A before, scoring 57 goals in 97 appearances for Inter and coming off the bench in the Champions League final loss against Manchester City. 

Joining Roma would see the striker reunite with former manager Jose Mourinho, who coached the Belgian at both Chelsea and Manchester United.  

Lukaku already has experience playing in Serie A after spending three years with Inter Milan

Jose Mourinho with Lukaku at United where the Belgian scored 42 goals in 96 appearances

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